‘Hometown coming’: LSU TE DeSean Smith meets familiar foe on Saturday

Thursday, 03 September 2015 14:32 Written by
DeSean Smith grew up just five miles from the McNeese State campus. His grandparents have season tickets, and little DeSean attended games years ago. He still works out at McNeese’s facility when he returns home, running on the Cowboys track and such. So, yeah, LSU’s season opener isn’t just any other Game 1 for the Tigers tight end. “It’s my hometown coming,” he said. Smith and receiver Trey Quinn are the lone LSU players from…
Marco Rubio stands by Kentucky clerk who won’t issue gay marriage licenses
Thursday, 03 September 2015 14:28 Written by
Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio said on Wednesday that the federal government needs to respect the religious beliefs of the controversial Kentucky county clerk who has refused to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples because she says it is against her faith. Rubio said that the U.S. needs to accommodate public officials, like Kentucky's Kim Davis, who object to performing certain duties because of their religious beliefs. "We should seek a balance between government's…
This is what 750 million words about Trump looks like
Thursday, 03 September 2015 14:27 Written by
Washington (CNN)There's no doubt Donald Trump has dominated the political conversation this summer. Here's what that domination looks like, according to Zignal Labs, a company that keeps track of every tweet, news story, blog post, video, print article and every time Donald Trump was mentioned on television, between June 15, when he announced his presidential run, and the end of August. They found that there have been nearly 750 million words used regarding Trump.
Rep. John Kline, close ally of Boehner, won't seek re-election
Thursday, 03 September 2015 14:27 Written by
Story highlightsA close ally of House Speaker John Boehner announced he would not seek re-electionDemocrats see an opening in John Kline's Minnesota district Washington (CNN)House Education Committee Chairman John Kline, R-Minnesota, announced he will retire after this term, potentially giving House Democrats a chance at picking up a seat in 2016. "After much careful thought and deliberation, I have decided not to seek re-election next year," Kline said in a post on Facebook on Thursday.
Democrats ask Pope Francis to talk about environment, poverty in address to Congress
Thursday, 03 September 2015 14:26 Written by
WASHINGTON (AP) – House Democrats are pushing Pope Francis to address the minimum wage, hunger and the environment in his historic speech to Congress later this month, hoping his embrace will give momentum to three party priorities. In a letter to the pontiff, 94 House Democrats lauded Francis' schedule during his six-day U.S. trip, which includes visits to a Philadelphia prison and a school in New York City's Harlem neighborhood. "Your powerful example of solidarity…
Couple in gay marriage lawsuit seek court costs, declaration rights violated
Thursday, 03 September 2015 14:26 Written by
Brian Merucci and Bruce Morgan on their wedding day, Dec. 7, 2013, in New York City.Courtesy photo GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Despite the U.S. Supreme Court striking down Michigan's ban on gay marriage, an East Grand Rapids couple who sued the state want a federal judge to enter a judgment in their favor and award court costs. The state contends that the case is moot after the Supreme Court in June said banning same-sex marriage…
Trump signs pledge to back GOP's 2016 presidential nominee
Thursday, 03 September 2015 14:25 Written by
WASHINGTON - Presidential candidate Donald Trump ruled out the prospect of a third-party White House bid Thursday and vowed to support the Republican Party's nominee — whoever it may be. The billionaire businessman announced his decision in a raucous news conference at Trump Tower, the gold-hued skyscraper in midtown Manhattan where he launched his surging and front-running campaign for president. "I have signed the pledge," Trump said, adding that he intends to win the nomination…
GOPers rally in defense of Kim Davis
Thursday, 03 September 2015 14:24 Written by
Republican presidential candidates rallied around the Kentucky clerk taken into custody Thursday for not issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Republicans who support gay marriage Alaska's Sen. Lisa Murkowski has announced her support for same-sex marriage, becoming the third sitting GOP senator to back the right for gay and lesbian couples to marry. Take a look at some other Republicans who support same-sex marriage.
Congress must invest in public transportation
Thursday, 03 September 2015 14:22 Written by
Congress has delayed making a long-term, sustained investment in public transportation for too long. We need Congress to make a multiyear commitment to support transportation, including strong funding for mass transit. Yet, for nearly a decade now, Congress has only passed short-term fixes.cComments Got something to say? Start the conversation and be the first to comment.Add a comment 0 Our communities need the support robust public transit provides. When there is accessible, reliable, well-funded public…
Trump signs the GOP loyalty pledge
Thursday, 03 September 2015 14:20 Written by
September 3, 2015, 3:02 PM|Donald Trump spoke to reporters Thursday about his pledge to only run as a Republican candidate in the 2016 election, and not launch a third-party campaign. CBS News' Julianna Goldman was at the event and gave CBSN's Vladimir Duthiers an overview of his talking points.
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